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Dink Smallwood HD

Champion Pig Farmer
July 7th, 2011
v1.4.7 Build 1
Score : 9.5 exceptional
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Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
At first, I couldn't get this file to work. After some tinkering, I got it up and running and decided to give it a shot. I have to say, everything is shinier, with more bells and whistles than the original. It has a souped up menu, an autosave feature, what is basically a fast forward button, a quicker way to get D-Mods, and more. Everything we know and love, but with a cherry on top.

I haven't been able to get the direct URL D-Mod download function to work ("Error! Server timed out!"), but I can still play the recommended files and all that other good stuff. The autosave is really helpful. If you do something important and get jumped before you can make your way to a save spot, now it's no biggie. Just go down and load the autosave slot. The fast forward button is pretty neat as well; it speeds up the entire game. It's like EVERYTHING has herb boots. I haven't tried the FFW button combined with herb boots, but I imagine some space-time distortion would follow shortly afer. The menu was pretty neat, with a better navigation than the original.

The thing that I liked most about Dink Smallwood HD though, is that it's a lot easier to get people sucked into Dink with mobile capability and HD slapped on at the end.
"Hey, do you want to download Dink Smallwood? It's an old '97 game. Just go to this site."
"...nah."
Compared to:
"Hey, do you want to download Dink Smallwood HD? Just pull out your iPhone and download it."
"Yeah, sure."

I've already gotten a few of my friends (that I had been trying to get hooked on Dink for a while) to download it, and they enjoy it. I am really glad that this file was released.

9.5/9/9